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Neuroscience Spotlights

Brain Evolution
Jul 07, 2014

Three geneticists – James Sikela of the University of Colorado School of Medicine, James Noonan of the Kavli Institute for Neuroscience at Yale, and Daniel Geschwind of UCLA – discuss how their field is revolutionizing the study of human brain evolution.

Addiction: Can the Brain Control Our Uncontrollable Urges?
Jun 09, 2014

Nora D. Volkow (National Institute of Drug Abuse), Eric Nestler (Friedman Brain Institute), and Marina Picciotto (Yale University) discuss the biology of addiction and prospects for improved pharmacological treatments.

Jun 06, 2014

Nora D. Volkow, Kim Janda, Eric Nestler, and Amir Levine discuss how addiction changes the very fabric of the brain, and what new insights could mean for addicts trying to win back their lives, in this webcast recorded at the World Science Festival.

Measuring mouse movement
May 13, 2014

Eiman Azim, Columbia University's Kavli Institute for Brain Science, discusses recent findings about excitatory neurons needed to make accurate and precise movements, and a second group is inhibitory neurons necessary for achieving smooth movement of the limbs.